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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #180 on: May 26, 2012, 06:11:17 AM »
Impressive stuff Jon.

I completed the London marathon in 3 hours 49 this year, 33 minutes better than last year - better training this year.  Going to do it again in 2013 to try and get closer to 3 hours 30, then look for the next challenge.  Thinking triathlon but the open water swim puts me off a bit, whats your experience of it?
Well done Gruff that's a great improvement, keep the good work up that's a good impressive gain (you will be down to 3 hours before you know it).
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 06:21:51 AM by JD »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #181 on: May 27, 2012, 04:23:13 PM »
Tri done.  According to my GPS watch 2:21:24.  Fuck me that was hot.
Bit of a downer towards the end, a fellow age grouper collapsed with a heart attack on the run, airlifted to hospital, I hope he makes it.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #182 on: May 28, 2012, 08:14:18 PM »
The heat was something else at the weekend. Ran a 10km on Saturday and was wrecked at the end of it. Despite taking on about  2 litres of water in the hour before I still need to take more on board during race. Hope that man referred to in last post is back up and about soon

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #183 on: May 29, 2012, 08:37:01 AM »
Official time was 2:21:23, so only 1 second out on the watch.
Last heard he was described as 'stabilised' before he was put on the aircraft, doesn't sound good, heard nothing since.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #184 on: May 29, 2012, 08:52:20 AM »
Well done Jon, that's a very impressive time. Congratulations.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #185 on: May 29, 2012, 09:05:51 AM »
Thanks, I'm paying for it now.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #186 on: June 17, 2012, 01:41:12 AM »
Just finished a 8km cross country race in freezing cold conditions -4c. Didn't help running through frozen ponds, over fences etc, but good fun overall. Took 43 mins but happy with that time.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2012, 04:04:42 PM »
Did a sprint Triathlon last Wednesday evening, quite enjoyed it apart from the swim which I really struggled with despite it only being 750 metres.  I am going to invest now in some open water swimming lessons with a coach in Reading.  I seem to be hyperventilating 300 metres into the swim.

Another Olympic distance event booked & a Half Ironman booked for September ending the year with Windsor half marathon in October.

In other news I have decided 2013 I'll be doing my first Ironman distance race.  I may do the UK event in Bolton, if indeed Bolton is to be the venue next year or possibly a near European event.

Goodbye family, goodbye friends, goodbye alcohol, goodbye curry, hello 5am runs in the dark, hello 70 mile rides in the rain & the sleet, hello mile upon mile of ploughing up & down the pool at ungodly hours.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #188 on: June 22, 2012, 02:17:00 PM »
Got an iPhone recently and I can recommend the Endomondo app which is  better than my entry level gps watch. You don't have to wait ages for sync either as it's instant.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #189 on: June 22, 2012, 09:11:45 PM »
Endomondo is pretty good & with the addition of an ANT+ dongle it will hook up with a heart rate monitor, what it won't do is power or cadence for cycling, nor will it work in the swimming pool like a Garmin 910XT which can detect the stroke type as well, far too bloody clever.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #190 on: June 25, 2012, 10:57:53 AM »
I was out running yesterday using Endomondo with my iphone on an armband, but I'd got it on silent mode where the lap alerts come by vibration. 

I was checking my progress after a vibration and ran into a low hanging branch of a tree ! It knocked me to the floor and left a tidy little gash on my head. I was simultaneously swearing and laughing at myself but thankfully no one was around.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #191 on: August 11, 2012, 10:03:14 AM »
Anybody doing the Birmingham half marathon this year ?  (Great Birmingham Run 21st October)

http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=14

Its a bit pricey at £32 but you are in an event won last year by the legend that is Haile Gebrselassie, televised live on Channel 5, and you get to finish right in the middle of Broad Street.

Im 55 and just got back into my running. Did 8 miles last week in 1:25. Hope to get miling at close to 9 minutes and just maybe do it under 2 hours which I would be well pleased with.
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #192 on: August 23, 2012, 06:34:52 PM »
Good luck with the training, there is a killer hill at about mile 11 going upto Edgbaston from Cannon Hill Park so try and do some hill work if you can.
I'm tempted as I've done the last two but it clashes with Norwich at home. I would have to get home,soak in the bath for an hour or so then go to the game. Probably wouldn't go down to well with my other half.


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #193 on: August 24, 2012, 04:50:03 PM »
Just bought some new race shoes, Brooks Pure Connect, did a 10 miler in them yesterday and 10k in them today.  Very light, very supportive, the arch support in particular, biggest difference is I don't get a hip pain after 45 mins to an hour so I like them so far.
First race in 2 weeks time for them at the Reading Triathlon.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #194 on: August 24, 2012, 05:07:29 PM »
Good luck with the training, there is a killer hill at about mile 11 going upto Edgbaston from Cannon Hill Park so try and do some hill work if you can.
I'm tempted as I've done the last two but it clashes with Norwich at home. I would have to get home,soak in the bath for an hour or so then go to the game. Probably wouldn't go down to well with my other half.



The Norwich game is the following weekend, so you can do both :-)

 I'm supposed to be doing this, my first ever run, but my training has been knocked off line by, a gall bladder op. Have just resumed training and have got to see how it goes, got 2 months to knock myself into shape.

 


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